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Pat Gaines

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Bend Me, Shape Me

Urban fantasy fiction gets a bad rep for being trashy. But what's not to love about shape shifters? Here are a few of my favorites that I believe will turn you (get it?) into a fan of the genre.

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Select 2015 Mystery Book Award Winners

Here are some prestigious award-winning mysteries of 2015.

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For Those of Us Who Like to Listen

The Audies®, sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA), is the premier awards program in the U.S. recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment. Here are a few of the award winners for this year. You'l find a complete list of the 2016 winners [here](

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A Little Something for Everyone

A look at the books that have recently won awards--mysteries, fiction, horror, science fiction, even an audiobook. A little something for everyone!

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Adventure at Sea

In a three month period of time, I was asked for sea adventure stories from several of our male patrons. They would say that X, Y, and Z were their favorite authors writing sea stories and would appreciate recommendations for similar writers. Lucky for me, their favorite authors were not all the same so I was able to come up with a list for armchair sailors looking for the next good read.

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Summer Road Trip Listens

Here is a list of 2017 Audiobook of the Year Audie Award Finalists and New York Times Audio Book Best Sellers for listening on a long summer road trip.

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Get Your Zen Back This Summer!

Sit still and breath, lower your blood pressure and reduce stress. These books should help you get your zen back.

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2017 Award Winning Mysteries

Here is a list of some of last year's award winning mysteries you may have missed. Catch up on your reading so you are ready for the 2018 winners.

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Outstanding Audiobooks, 2018

This is a select list of finalists for the annual Audie Awards which recognize outstanding audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment. The awards were conferred in May. See if I picked the winners:

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